Now everyone knows what cryptocurrency is and everyone has seen its potential. The total cryptocurrency market cap is around $162.4 Billion. Most of the cryptocurrency systems use blockchain technology and allow public access to the financial database. Due to this incredible advantage, the cryptocurrency has created many millionaires out of regular people. We have listed below 8 awesome people who got rich by investing in cryptocurrencies.
1. Satoshi Nakamoto
Satoshi Nakamoto is/are the creator of bitcoin and we still don’t know whether it is one person or a group of people. We also don’t know whether he/ she/ they hold the private key. But we have a guess about their bitcoin earnings. A study conducted in 2017 claims that Satoshi Nakamoto owns around 1,000,000 – 1,600,000 bitcoin. This value definitely makes him the first person on our list.
2. Joseph Lubin
Joseph is a Canadian entrepreneur who used to work at Goldman Sachs before started as a cryptocurrency investor. According to Forbes, Joseph has earned around $1-5 billion till 2018 with Ethereum investment. He has also founded Consensys and co-founded EthSuisse.
Vitalik is a Russian-Canadian inventor and programmer who learned about cryptocurrency especially bitcoin at the age of 17. According to Forbes, Vitalik has earned around $400-500 million till 2018. He has been a contributor to the projects like Internet Archive, Machine Intelligence Research Institute and, Omise Go.
4. Tony Gallippi
Tony Gallippi is the co-founder of BitPay. BitPay is the largest bitcoin checkout service provider in the world so far. They soon formed a partnership with WordPress. The BitPay services are also being used by reputable organizations like Microsoft, Virgin, and Shopify. This success has earned Tony Gallippi a staggering amount of $20 million.
5. Winklevoss Twins
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are American entrepreneurs and rowers. Along with their worldwide popularity for suing Mark Zuckerberg for $65 million, they have earned a great reputation in the cryptocurrency circle. According to Forbes their earning lies between $600 and $700 million each. They own about 1% of the total bitcoin and also happened to be the first bitcoin billionaires after Satoshi Nakamoto of course.
6. Kingsley Advani
This is another case of a regular boy turning into a millionaire in his early twenties. Kingsley got to know about bitcoin in 2012 through one of his friends. Bitcoin did have a very bad reputation in the beginning but regardless of that Kingsley recognized the real potential of the cryptocurrency and invested everything he owned in it. He literally sold his laptop and headphones and put all his savings i.e. $34,000 in the bitcoin investment. And in just next six months he tasted the fruit of his efforts, he became a millionaire at the age of 24.
7. Jeremy Gardner
How does it feel to own $300 million by the age of 25? Only Jeremy Gardner can answer it best. You might not believe this 25-year-old, now a well-known self-made millionaire is a two times college dropout. He entered the bitcoin phenomenon when a friend offered him bitcoin instead of cash in 2013. He probably predicted the bitcoin future and created a prediction market protocol called ‘Augur’ in 2013. Nowadays he owns the Blockchain Education Network which includes many cryptocurrency societies and clubs at various universities around the world.
8. Erik Finman
And the story goes that Erik made a bet with his parents of being a millionaire by the age of 18 and he won it. So, finally, this 19-year-old millionaire with a net worth of $4 million doesn’t need to go to college. The first bitcoin investment he made ($1000) was given by his grandfather for his education.